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“Long, delicious dinner”
Review of Revma BalIk

Revma BalIk
Ranked #735 of 13,707 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Besiktas
ISTANBUL
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Long, delicious dinner”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Both common and special starters, deliciously prepared fish, fresh salads and an excelent service, no hurry, no rush !

  • Visited April 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Caves Beach,Australia
Level 6 Contributor
284 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Outstanding Seafood”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

The Mezze were beautifully prepared. The Tomoto salad way better than the average. Just the right amount of oil and wonderful flavour...brilliant. For main we had the Sea Bass in Paper. I was actually baked in foil with tomato, garlic onion and I think celery. The fish kept celular structure
and not soft or mushy in the great favoured broth..memorable.My only criticism was the wine list, no International and this dish deserved top quality Chablis. I did find a Saravin Sauv. blanc, which was nice and dry and well balanced and accompanied quite well as not the fruity mid palate of a Marlborough Sauv.blanc. A Chestnut fondant was great and flavoursome for desert
Orhan, the owner ensured everything went smoothly and a good and charming host.
WE will return if possible, and recommend highly for seafood lovers

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Russ1625
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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great fish, impeccable service”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

If you want to feel pampered and eat simply good food, this is the place. It may be a bit pricey for some.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Dawn F
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Superb service, Overpriced fish, lame wine!”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

This restaurant was recommended to us by the hotel were we are staying. After reading all the positive reviews on Trip we decided to give it a go.
Since we don't have a car it's great that they offer a shuttle service so they pick you up and drop you off after dinner.
The ambience is nice enough, although like in many other restaurants smoking is allowed which ruins a bit the whole experience if you are a non-smoker.
Instead of choosing the mezes from the menu they bring you little plates and you choose what you like to have which is a bit tricky because you have no idea how much each little plate is going to cost you.
We then decided to order a fish, here again, no prices, not even on the menu...and they don't bother telling you when you order.
For what drinks are concerned my hubby had a glass of white wine, which was around 10 Euros (or 8 pounds) and it was more like a 2 Euros one (here again they didn't have many wines by the glass so we are not sure which kind of wine he had). I wanted to order a raki, but wasn't sure whether I was going to like it or not so asked if I could try it first...well I was been served a double raki instead (another 9 Euros or 7 pounds).
Food was good, but the fish was served with one (yes one potato) and a decorative salad. For dessert we shared a caramelised pumpkin with pistacchio nuts and cream which was okay.
The bill came as a shock we spent 312 Liras (which is around 152 Euros or !40 Pounds), the fish was over 150 Liras!
I must say the service was impeccable and very friendly but the whole experience was ruined as we felt the restaurant feeling that we had just being ripped off.
Go somewhere else! Plenty of lovely restaurant in the area with a more reasonable price tag.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank gloriajones
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfection!”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

This place takes seafood to a whole new level. Their unique mezes are a must try. Service is excellent-staff is very friendly and and always on watch. Tables, clothes, restrooms are very clean-5 star for cleanliness. Definitely worth the money.

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Thank Burcin87
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